WELCOME TO GARSTANG CYCLING CLUB
The friendly club for cyclists with a range of abilities
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2020:
Coast 2 Coast weekend- Arnside to Whitby
Thursday 11th- Sunday 14th June 2020
A 140 mile fully supported bike tour through some of the most scenic countryside in the UK- hopefully with a following wind!
Taking place over 3 days for C Group riders, with overnight stops in Hawes, Northallerton and Whitby; and 2 days for B Group riders , overnight in Northallerton and Whitby; this is a members only event with a full supporting social programme each evening. Bikes and riders will return by coach on the Sunday afternoon from Whitby, allowing time to sightsee and shop
Further details can be found on the club Facebook page and in direct mails to members
PRESTON EVENING TIME TRIALS 2020
If this means nothing to you, worry not. PETTS is a series of evening Time Trials involving local clubs over the same 10 mile course on a Tuesday (first start 7pm, then 1 minute intervals)- commencing 23Rd April and running to 11th August.
This is an opportunity to see how fast you can ride a circuit each week, trying to shave seconds here and there. Of course, an Aero TT bike and all the gear helps- BUT, you can compete in true GCC style on any road bike- its all fun after all….so why not pop down to Bilsborrow Hall from 6pm on a Tuesday evening ( having a bike helps too), and see how you get on
Garstang will provide marshals for certain events- these date are 21st April; 26th May; 23rd June (The Martin Greenwood 12.5 mile hilly from Dolphinhole Village Hall) and 30th June
In 2019 two outstanding Garstang riders were placed 1st and 2nd in the overall standings- Tom Kelsall and Michael Gates (aka Toasted Teacake)- so we’re not shabby actually!
For full event details see the PETTS tab on this website, the Events page on GCC Facebook, and the PETTS website: Click for PETTS website
PETTS Event Calendar. Download and print off your copy Here
>> Information on all events can be found on the Club Facebook page
Updated @ 07:06 03/02/2020
If you think you may want to join the club, why not introduce yourself on our Facebook page, or come down to our start point outside the Royal Oak in Garstang on a Saturday morning? Our rides start at 9-30am so get there early. We are a friendly club and not everyone is a lycra-clad racer, so don't feel intimidated if you are more leisure cyclist than Olympic hopeful!
Unlike many clubs, all our weekly organised rides are on a SATURDAY. However, if Saturday isn't a good day for you, there are additional social rides most weeks, usually on a Tuesday or Thursday- or both, which can be viewed by joining our Facebook page, where members will suggest a route or cafe visit- always a great social tootle to somewhere. For the Fast Boys, we also organise ad hoc Chain Gang evenings or even a quick blast around the Trough. So something for everyone- you just need to keep up to date on our Facebook page or the front page of our website
And all for £10 a year membership- what's not to like?
Latest Rides Calendar now published. Download and print off your copy Here
You can read all about our club rides with reports each week by each
Membership fees are due on the 1st of January. The annual fee is just £10 for adults and £5 for juniors under 18, although children of paid-up parents can join free.
The preferred method of payment is by BACS, bank transfer or Faster Payments, or whatever your bank calls it. Payments should be made to the account of Garstang Cycling Club (sort code 30-90-87 account number 30046268). If your contact details have not changed at all, you don’t need to complete a membership form, just confirm in the email that that is the case. If you wish to include any children, can you please let me have their names and contact details, if different from yours.
Download the club membership form here